The maximum penalty for the offence of “manslaughter” is 25 years in prison.
According to the Judicial Commission of NSW, the actual penalties imposed for the offence are as follows:
- Prison: 98.2%
- Community Correction Order: 1.8%
The average prison sentence for the offence is 9 years imprisonment, and the average non-parole period (or minimum prison term that must be served) is 6 years in prison.